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Richard W White

Born: Fri., Dec. 14, 1951
Died: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 06, 2018
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 06, 2018
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

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Santee, SC --- Richard W. White of 343 Pinewood Drive and former resident of Fillmore, N.Y. died Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Buffalo VA Hospital. He was born on December 14, 1951 in Fillmore, a son of the late Roger and Wilma Curry White. On March 10, 1973 in Pike he married Cynthia Marie Tonaus who predeceased him on January 11, 2014.


Richard enjoyed working on and restoring old cars, being out on the water, golfing, get-togethers, family parties, white crab fest in Short Tract and most of all his grandchildren.  


He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1970 to 1972.


Surviving are two daughters, Laurie Abbatessa of Orchard Park, Kathleen Gleason of Little Genesee, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, Robert (Beth) White of Fillmore, Louis (Jean) White of Short Tract, Roger (Carmella Hepworth) White of Fairport, a sister, Debbie White of Short Tract and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by a brother, Mike White in 1972 and a son-in-law, Kevin Abbatessa in 2017.


Family and friends may gather from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore where a funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm. Bill Lawson, pastor of the Fillmore Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore


Memorials if desired to: Veterans Association

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Lisa Carpenter
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
Dear Deb and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you. Really sorry.
Love Lisa

Bob Nichols
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Deb and Bob, My sincerest condolences for your loss of Rick. He and Cindy were great friends of Barb and I. I really don't know what to say other than he will be dearly missed by all. Take care, may God Bless, and he and Cindy are now together again.


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